The Flaming Lips release the official live video for ‘What Is the Light?’ – ‘The Soft Bulletin Recorded Live At Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’ due Friday
The Flaming Lips release the video “What Is the Light?” from their forthcoming, first official live album, The Soft Bulletin Recorded Live At Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra set for digital & CD release this Friday, followed by vinyl release in January.
The video was shot May 26, 2016 live at the prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheatre, in Morrison, Colorado and directed by George Salisbury and Wayne Coyne. The rainbow-hued short film will offer a glimpse of what it was like to have been there on this very auspicious occasion; a true highlight in the thirty-five-year career of The Flaming Lips. Click here to view and share “What Is the Light?”.
The Flaming Lips performed their universally acclaimed 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. This particular event has been regarded by those in attendance as one of the most awe-inspiring, moving and magical moments of a lifetime. For the Lips and their fans, perhaps the apex of a magnificent interpretation that will remain as rewarding and emotionally-charged as it was that night in 2016. The Flaming Lips performed the 12-track album in its original sequence with new arrangements accompanied by a 69-piece orchestra and 56-strong chorus. The performance was conducted by the internationally celebrated conductor Andre De Ridder.
Now, the resulting live recording is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin. The album was the band’s breakthrough moment and featured the hit singles “Race for the Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman.” The album will be released digitally and on CD on 29th November via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Warner Bros in the rest of the world. A vinyl release will follow a few weeks later. The album is available to preorder here.
The Soft Bulletin Live At Red Rocks tracklist:
1. Race for the Prize
2. A Spoonful Weighs a Ton
3. The Spark That Bled
4. The Spiderbite Song
6. What Is the Light?
7. The Observer
8. Waitin’ for a Superman
9. Suddenly Everything Has Changed
10. The Gash
11. Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
12. Sleeping on the Roof
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